VISAKHAPATNAM : The Visakhaptnam Special Economic Zone (VSEZ), in association with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) organised a programme to familiarise, popularise and extend the Digital India initiative of the NDA government. The main objective of the Digital India mission is to prepare India as a knowledge-based country with focus on technology as a tool to achieve the objective.
The programme rests on nine pillars as a base in achieving its objective: Broadband highways with optic fibre connectivity, universal access to mobile connectivity, public Internet access programme, e-governance, reforming government through technology, e-kranti-electronic delivery of services, information for all, electronic manufacturing, IT for jobs and early harvest programmes.
On the occasion, VSEZ joint development commissioner G Trinadh Kumar outlined the objectives of the Digital India mission and emphasised the need to use digital mode for obtaining various services provided by the government.
Delivering the keynote address, VSEZ development commissioner Sobhana KS Rao said that the Digital India mission was an ambitious programme to transform India into a digital society and knowledge economy. She emphasised that India was recognised as a world economic power and in a decade it would emerge as a world leader in workforce, technology and inclusive growth. The commissioner requested the participants in particular and the investors in IT/IT-enabled services to come up with proposals to start their operations from the VSEZ. She assured them all the required facilities would be provided by VSEZ administration for a smooth and hassle-free work environment. Joint director, STPI, MP Dubey spoke about the nine pillars of Digital India and the information plans of the government.